Flags of the World
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Flags of the World
The Cambodia flag has three horizontal stripes, two blue and one red. There is a white emblem in the middle. The blue stripes are on the top and bottom and are slightly less broad than the middle red stripe. One the red stripe is an emblem representing the towers of Angkor Wat.
The flag of Cambodia was officially adopted on June 30, 1993 after being removed in 1970. The red middle strip symbolizes the nation and the blue stripes symbolize the country's royalty. The white of the emblem is for the major religion of the country, Buddhism, and the temple represents the structure of the universe.
The Cameroon National flag has three vertical stripes of equal width and a star in the middle. The stripes from left to right are green, red and yellow. The five-point star in the middle of the red stripe is yellow. The colors of the Cameroon flag are traditional pan-African colors and symbolize the rich vegetation, independence and unity and the sun as the country's source of happiness. The five-point star also symbolizes the unity of Cameroon.
The flag as officially adopted on May 20, 1975 when Cameroon became a unitary state, some 15 years after gaining independence from France. Colors of the Cameroon flag are based on the Ethiopian flag.
The flag of Canada is one of the most widely recognized flags in the world. It has three vertical stripes; two red on the outsides and a wider white stripe in the middle. There is a large red 11-pointed Maple leaf in the middle of the white stripe. The red stripes each take up ¼ of the flag. The red of the Canada flag symbolizes Saint George's Cross and the white is symbolic of the French royal emblem.
The flag official colors where proclaimed by King George in 1921 but the current design of the Canada Flag wasn't adopted until October 22, 1964. Many people believe that the 11 points of the maple leaf emblem stood for the 11 provinces of Canada. The flag design was inspired by the Royal Military College of Canada.
Cape Verde Flag
The Cape Verde flag has a blue base with two white stripes, one red stripe and 10 yellow five-point stars. The stripes are on the bottom third of the flag, horizontally and the red stripe is between the two white stripes. The yellow stars are in a circle just off the left center of the stripes with three stars above and three below the stripes. The other 4 stars of the circle pattern are on the white stripes. The blue represents sky and sea, the white represents peace and red is for effort. There are 10 stars for the nation's islands and the circle the stars make symbolizes unity.
The flag of Cape Verde was adopted on September 22 1992 when the country declared they were separate of Guinea Bissau.
Central Africa Flag
The Central African flag has four horizontal stripes that are divided in the center by a vertical stripe. There is a yellow five-point star in the top left corner. The four horizontal stripes from top to bottom are blue, white, green and yellow. The one vertical stripe is red. The blue stripe is symbolic of freedom, serenity and sky; the white stripe symbolizes peace, dignity and bravery; the green stripe symbolizes faith and hope; and the yellow stripe is symbolic of charity, hospitality and tolerance. The red vertical stripe represents the blood of Central Africa and the reason for its placement is to signify the need for respect between Africans and Europeans. The yellow star represents a bright future.
The flag of Central Africa was adopted on December 1, 1958 and was designed by Barthelemy Boganda, the first president of the Oubangoui-Chari territory. It is against the law for political parties to use the Central Africa flag for propaganda.
The national flag of Chad has three equal vertical stripes. From left to right they are blue, yellow and red. The blue on the flag symbolizes sky, hope and water of southern Chad. The yellow on the flag is for the desert of northern Chad and the sun. The red stripe is for progress, sacrifice and unity.
The Chad flag was officially adopted on November 6, 1959 and was inspired by both the pan-African colors and French tricolors. It is the same as the flag of Romania but the two countries are not tied historically.
The flag of Chile has a red horizontal stripe on the bottom half. The top half of the flag has a white stripe on the right two-thirds and a blue box on the left top with a five-point white star. At first glance the flag looks much like the flag of Texas. The red symbolizes the blood shed by the soldiers who fought for Chile's independence. The white symbolizes the snow on the Andes Mountains, and the blue is for the sky. The five-point star symbolizes Chile as a Unitarian republic.
The National Flag of Chile was officially adopted on October 18, 1817 and is one of the oldest flags in the world. The flag can be hung vertically or horizontally but must be hung so that the star is always in the top left corner.
The national Chinese Flag has a red base and five yellow five-pointed stars, with one of those stars being large and the other four smaller stars in an arc to the right of the larger star. There are differences of opinion about the meaning of the colors on the flag of China. Some say the red symbolizes the bloodshed by the people of the country who fought for the revolution while others say that the red actually represents the revolution. The yellow stars are for the bright future of China. The large star represents the Communist Party of China and the small stars represent the ethnic groups that make up the Chinese population.
The flag of China was adopted after the Chinese Civil War on October 1, 1949 and was designed by Zeng Liansong. On the 50th anniversary of the flags adoption, all households were ordered to fly the Chinese flag. Those whose flag was old or torn up were forced to buy a new one.
The flag of Colombia has three horizontal stripes. The top half of the flag is golden yellow and the bottom have is divided into a blue stripe on top and a red stripe on the bottom. There is no official meaning on the colors of the Colombian flag but popular theories have been widely stated. A popular children's song in Colombia states 'yellow is our gold, blue is our vast seas and red is the blood that gave us our freedom'.
The flag of Colombia was officially adopted on November 26,1861 and is one of the oldest flags in the world.
The national flag of Comoros has four horizontal stripes. The four stripes are equal width and from top to bottom are yellow, white, red and blue. On the left side of the flag is a green triangle that point to the right. Inside the triangle is a white crescent with four five-point stars in a vertical row from the top point of the crescent to the bottom point. The colors of the stripes represent the islands that make up Comoros, Moheli, Mayotte, Anjouan, and Grand Comore, respectively. The four stars also stand for those islands and the crescent is a symbol of Islam, the major religion of Comoros.
The Comoros flag is one of the newest flags in the world, adopted in 2003.
Congo Democratic Republic Flag
The flag for the Congo Democratic Republic is divided into three colors; green, yellow and red. The stripes of the flag are diagonal from the bottom left to the top right with green on the left, yellow in the middle and red on the right. The green and red stripes are equal width and the yellow stripe is slightly narrower. The colors are traditional Pan African colors.
The Congo flag was adopted officially on August 18, 1958, abandoned in 1970 and readopted in 1991.
Costa Rica Flag
The national flag of Costa Rica has five horizontal stripes. The colors of the flag are red, white and blue. There is a blue stripe and the top and the bottom and going inward are white stripes with a center, and slightly wider stripe of red. The colors of the Costa Rican flag represent the sky for the blue, white for the happiness, power, wisdom and beauty of the sky and red represents the Costa Rican people, their love of life and the blood that was shed for their freedom.
The flag was officially adopted on November 27, 1906. It was originally designed in 1848 by Costa Rica's first lady Paci'fica Ferna'ndez Oreamundo.
The flag of Croatia has three equal horizontal stripes of red, white and blue with a Croatian Coat of Arms in the middle. The red stripe is on top, white in the middle and blue on the bottom. The red of the Croatian flag symbolizes the blood of the country's martyrs, the white is for peace and the blue is for the people's devotion to God. The Croatian coat of arms has a red and silver checkerboard with five crowning coats above that represent the historical regions of the country.
The official flag was adopted December 21, 1990 and is one of the newer world flags.
The national flag of Cuba has 5 horizontal stripes that are of equal width but not equal length. There is a red triangle on the left side of the flag with a white five-point star in the middle of it. There are three blue stripes and two white stripes with the blue stripes representing the three old divisions of the island and the white stripes representing their strength of independence. The red triangle is a symbol of fraternity, freedom, equality and blood shed by the people. The five-point white star represents the Cuban people's absolute freedom.
The Cuban flag was officially adopted on May 20, 1902.
The flag of Cyprus has a white base with the golden yellow picture of the island and two green olive branches under the picture. The two olive branches were put on the flag to promote peace between the two main communities of people living on the island, the Greeks and the Turks. The colors of both the Turkish and the Greek flags were intentionally left off the Cyprus flag. Citizens of Cyprus can fly the flag of their country or the Greek or Turkish flag.
The Cyprus national flag was adopted officially on August 16, 1960.
Czech Republic Flag
The national flag of the Czech Republic has three colors on it. There is a blue horizontal triangle on the left side point to the middle. The remainder of the flag is divided into two horizontal stripes of equal width, white on the top and red on the bottom. There is no real significance to the colors of the Czech flag.
The flag of the Czech Republic was officially adopted on December 17, 1992 just a few weeks before the country officially separated from Slovakia in January of 1993.